Saturday, 17 March 2012
Day of Gourds
Gourds love to grow. They are a great symbol for abundance. A tiny gourd seed grows a vine that can cover your whole back yard and can have dozens of gourds on it. It could also be a symbol of creativity because you can make so many things from a gourd. Primitive cultures used them for drinking vessels, musical instruments, ladles, hats and penile covers, and baskets. The first clay pots are speculated to have been made in the shape of gourds, some of which look like bottles. Gourds come in all shapes and sizes, from small enough for an earring, to gigantic. So once a month I like to celebrate the greatness of gourds. I'm making some gourd fairy houses right now.